Trigger, Trigger. (PTSD)

Where does this despair hide itself from the rest of me when life is going smoothly? Does it seep into the corners of my mouth when I smile? Does it retreat into the shadows of my insides? How can it escape notice from the very person it inhabits? Until—a nightmare during sleep opens me up [...]

30 Reasons Why I am Choosing an Unassisted Birth for my 4th baby….

I am stronger than you think I am I refuse to allow myself to be abused during labor again I am healthy My baby is healthy Pregnancy is NOT a disease or illness Birth is a normal physiological process, not a medical emergency I am prepared for the worst, but will not expect the worst [...]

Dear Mother, Dear Father..Your Child Was Sexually Abused.

Dear Mother, Dear Father: There is no easy introduction. There is no careful beginning to help soften the blow. When I was a child, a small child, I was sexually abused. This is a confession a life-time in the making. This is a truth never uttered verbally from my lips. Even staring at those words [...]